Hat Trick for Biondi as #1 Hermantown Advances to State A Semifinals

Eyewitness Sports
Created: March 07, 2018 08:19 PM

St. Paul, Minn. - The Hermantown Hawks came into Wednesday needing three more wins to complete a three-peat as Class A State Champions. Now, the Hawks need two more wins as the top-seeds defeated Monticello/Maple Lake 4-2 in the Class A Quarterfinals. Sophomore Blake Biondi had a hat trick, along with an assist, in the win.

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The Hawks have won the past two state titles and have played for the state title the last eight seasons.

Related: Hawks Discuss State A Quarterfinal Win Over Monticello/Maple Lake

Biondi scored 2:47 into the game and almost four minutes later, Jake Herter doubled the lead with a power play goal.

Biondi scored for the second time, connecting at 1:54 into the second period to give Hermantown a 3-0 lead. The Moose would answer with goals from Matt Miller 3:22 and 5:49 into the period. Hermantown held on to take a 3-2 lead into the second intermission.

In the third period, Biondi scored his third goal of game, connecting at 14:29 in.

To see the box score, click here.

Hermantown will face the winner of Thief River Falls and Alexandria on Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the State A Semifinals at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The game will be televised in the Northland on WDIO/WIRT.

To see the Class A Bracket, click here.


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